Project Fifty-Sixty – week 2 is up! One thing I should have recalled from the 30/30-project I did in the past, is that I should treat it more like a diary. Editing the photos on the same day and writing at least the daily the texts as well. I didn’t do this for the first week and paid the price in sleep deprivation before publishing. Which I planned on doing on Sunday, but really got to it on Monday.
Project Fifty-Sixty – week 2
The photography portion of the project is still going strong. This week I did a bit better with the editing, but I still didn’t write the texts on a daily basis. Maybe I’ll get this right before the 60 days are over. ;)
Day 8 – Sunday
The contrast to Saturday’s weather was quite remarkable. The weather was unusually warm and sunny for September. My partner in crime (mom) and I went exploring the Raisio Cemetery. I’ve driven past the cemetery multiple times and admired the fall colors of the vines on the stone walls.
There was some sense of fall in the air, but the colors are not there quite yet. It still needs a few nights where the temperature goes below zero.
Day 9 – Monday
I had a bit of a slow morning due to my back hurting. This also cut time from the evening since I had to stay at work until it was already dusk. I settled for photographing an old building located at the University of Turku campus. The building is no longer in use and like so many other buildings in Turku, it’s waiting to be torn down at some point.
Day 10 – Tuesday
My back totally gave out on Tuesday morning and I had to stay at home for the day. In the evening I was in a bit better shape after much yoga and stretching. I also had to pick up my parents from the marina, so I walked around the premises a bit with my camera.
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Day 11 – Wednesday
On Wednesday we explored a few abandoned buildings and their surroundings. The evenings are getting quite gloomy if the sun is not out and you’re in a shaded place. So far I’ve taken all the project photos with my Fuji X‑T20, but I might need to switch to the X‑H1, which has in-body image stabilization.
I was constantly at ISO 6400 here, which I don’t mind. But the shutter speeds started to suffer even with the high ISO values. This will lead to blurry photos since there is no image stabilization in the lens.
Day 12 – Thursday
On Thursday we explored a small forest area and a marina in Uittamo, Turku. I still used my X‑T20 here, which made it really difficult to get enough depth of field and a sharp image. I just had to take a lot of photos to ensure I had enough good material to work with.
Day 13 – Friday
Like I mentioned, I do appreciate some urban decay and old abandoned buildings. There are only a few places left in Turku where such features still exist. Turku harbour is one of those places, but the area is being actively developed. This means that these places won’t be around forever.
Day 14 – Saturday
On Saturday we had our first real autumn storm. Otherwise the weather was nice, but not surprisingly quite windy. So windy in fact that I had to take my hat off before it flew off.
I was watching the reeds swaying in the wind and thought it would be nice to capture some movement in the photograph. I took out my ND400 neutral density filter to cut off a lot of the light (about 8 2/3 stops). This allowed me to use a large aperture but still shoot with a longer shutter speed. I had to hold the filter in front of the lens by hand since I don’t have filter step-down rings yet. Note to self: get some filter step-down rings…